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Sonin Model # 50211 10% to 28% Analog Wood, Concrete, Plaster, Carpet and More Moisture Meter

by Sonin
4 out of 5 stars 73 customer reviews
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  • Portable moisture test meter; probes at end of 3-foot cable for difficult-to-read measurements
  • Measures moisture from 10 to 28%; test hard/soft wood, concrete, plaster, carpet, and more
  • Rugged plastic housing
  • Includes meter and probes; 9-volt battery not included
  • 1-pound; 1-year warranty
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Product Description

Product Description

  • Contact probes are on a 3-foot coiled cable for detecting moisture in hard to reach spots.
  • The 10-point scale corresponds to moisture levels from 10 to 28%. Scale and reference chart correlate relative and moisture percentage readings.
  • Requires one 9-volt battery (not included).
  • Instruction sheet included
  • Great for inspectors, contactors, and homeowners
  • Find out if potentially damaging excess moisture is present
  • Test hard or soft wood, concrete, plaster, carpet, and more to determine the extent of moisture problems.
  • Locate and trace roof leaks and water seepage; assess the extent of wet rot and hidden condensation.
  • Use it to check surfaces before painting, wallpapering, or laying floors or tile.
  • Helps you to select drier lumber.
  • Contact probes are on a 3-foot coiled cable for testing in hard to reach spots.
  • Dual reading scale gives relative (1 to 10) and moisture percentages (10 to 28%) readings
  • Requires one 9-volt battery (not included).
  • Instruction sheet included
  • 1-year warranty
  • From the Manufacturer

    This meter offers additional features and performances beyond those of a regular moisture test tool. The meter's contact probes are at the end of a 3-foot coiled cable for detecting moisture in difficult to reach locations. The 10-point scale corresponds to moisture levels from 10 to 28%. Scale and reference chart correlate relative and moisture percentage readings. Test hard or soft wood, concrete, plaster, carpet, and more to determine the extent of moisture problems. Locate and trace roof leaks and water seepage and assess the extent of wet rot and hidden condensation. Requires one 9-volt battery.

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    Technical Details

    Part Number 50211
    Item Weight 3 pounds
    Product Dimensions 10.2 x 1.4 x 5.9 inches
    California residents Click here for Proposition 65 warning
    Item model number 50211
    Power Source battery-powered
    Item Package Quantity 1

    Additional Information

    ASIN B0000224DA
    Customer Reviews
    4 out of 5 stars 73 customer reviews

    4 out of 5 stars
    Best Sellers Rank #88,300 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
    #68 in Industrial & Scientific > Test, Measure & Inspect > Temperature & Humidity > Humidity & Moisture Meters
    Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
    Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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    Date First Available July 12, 2006

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    Verified Purchase
    If you have a couple hundred dollars to blow, you can waste your money on one of those obscenely overpriced name brand moisture meters. If you're looking for something that performs comparatively just as well, but you don't want to spend a fortune, look no further. It may not look as pretty or have a digital display, but it performs the same basic function just as well as any of the higher priced models. I've been using mine for my home inspection business since I purchased it about a year ago. I haven't had a problem with it's accuracy yet and it's very easy to operate. The only complaint is that it's too easy for the power switch to turn on when it's sliding around in your tool box. I went through alot of 9V batteries before I found out that SONIN offers a storage case for it. It was very inexpensive and well worth it in what I save in battery money. As for the Meter, this is the best price I've seen it for so far. I've seen it 2-3X this price on other web sites and paid much more for mine from a home inspection equipment supplier.
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    This is a pin-type meter designed for measuring relative wetness in drywall, concrete, and wood. Regardless what the sales literature says, it's really not designed for measuring absolute lumber moisture content. For the latter, one needs a good wood moisture meter, which can be quite pricey. I own a Wagner MMC-220 that costs $270 that I use to measure lumber moisture content. The readings given by the Wagner and this Sonin are drastically different when they are used to measure wood moisture content. I suspect the problem is it's almost impossible to push those thick pins of the Sonin-Rapidtest meter into lumber to get a good reading. If the pins are not pushed in deep enough into lumber or drywall, the reading will be off. It's not too difficult to push enough of the pins into drywall to get a meaningful reading, but it's almost impossible to push them into most woods. However, that said, it's important to keep in mind that this Sonin meter is intended primarily for home inspectors rather than woodworkers. For woodworkers and lumber yard owners the absolute moisture content is very important, but for home inspectors a general relative wetness indication (i.e. damp vs. dry) is good enough. Even though if used on wood, the moisture content will be way off, it is still useful as a general wet wood/dry wood indicator. Just don't rely on the absolute % of water content on the scale. Surprisingly it's not hard at all to get meaningful readings on concrete because you just have to push the pins hard against concrete without having to penetrate the concrete.

    In terms of ergonomics, the thick pins are held in place in a molded plastic finger grip about the size of a quarter.
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    great price. works well. BUT... the probe is problematic. The probe breaks very easily at the prongs. The solder joint inside the probe breaks under pressure and ruins the continuity ot the prong to the unit, thus rendering it useless. Sonin does offer a replacement probe for it however for about $5.00. Sonin ships very quickly and responds to your email quickly also. This unit is a real bargin for its price, much cheaper than its counterparts. Just be prepared to replace the probe. If the probe problem was fixed this unit would be an excellent value.
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    I do two home inspections per day. I have not had one of these last more than 6 or 7 months. They always seem to fail at the socket for the probe wire, or at the probe connection to the wire. I still keep buying them because they are easy to use, accurate for my purposes and cheap. If you must have one for your job have a spare hanging around just in case.
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    The price is great! It works great for what I bought it for, relative readings, finding the source of dampness, and to measure progress in "drying out" an area.

    The coiled wire probe does let you read the scale, where as with the "box probes" you are restricted to where it is probing.

    Drawbacks:

    1.) It IS NOT a true gauge for moisture content. You will be disappointed if you acquire it for that reason.

    2.) The two holes it makes are quite large, once the penetration depth is achieved for a good measurement the holes left behind are too big to just "paint over" they will need to be filled.

    I am happy with it for what I bought it for
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    We had house leaks and needed to continue to monitor the moisture level in the wood (ceiling) and drywall. My home inspector recommended this one as an inexpensive alternative to his $400+ Surveymaster moisture reader. However, this device was so inaccurate that made me doubt its usefulness.

    Off the dry wall, when the reading from Surveymaster was 22%, this one's was 15%. Two locations off the ceiling wood, Surveymaster vs. Sonin were 18% vs. 8%, and 12% vs 8%. All the readings were done on the same day by my experienced home inspector who used the devices in the exact same location w/ exact same direction (when pining into the ceiling) and tried to use the same force to minimize the error bar caused by mishandling.

    Sonin's readings were the same 8% even though there was a 10% difference in the readings from Surveymaster. 8%-12% would be considered ok for wood, but 18% is not. For example, mold remediation company would dry the ceiling wood below 16% before they put on the final coat. W/ such inaccuracy, I found it nearly impossible to have a good assessment on the situation and to take necessary actions.

    Another drawback of the product: the pins are not sharp at all comparing to the Surveymaster's. In test, the pins couldn't penetrate into some plywood area under the roof, and hence couldn't get any readings.

    In short, it is cheap for a reason. Use it w/ bucket load of grain of salt.
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